Summer Fruit Dip

June 19, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Appetizers, CooksRecipes | Leave a comment
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I have a recipe for a Summer Fruit Dip to pass along. To make this recipe you’ll be needing Berries, Peach, Melon Chunks, Fruit, Honey, Vanilla Yogurt, Almond Extract, Vanilla Extract, and Wisconsin Mascarpone Cheese. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Summer Fruit Dip
Fresh fruits of the summer are puréed and combined with yogurt and mascarpone cheese for a delightful summertime fruit dip.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 cups fresh fruit (sliced berries, sliced peaches, melon chunks, etc.)
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup (8 ounces) Wisconsin Mascarpone Cheese, softened
Additional assorted fruit cut into slices for accompaniment: cantaloupe, honeydew melon, pineapple, apples, berries, etc.

Cooking Directions:
1 – In food processor or blender, pulse together 2 cups fruit and honey, until coarsely chopped.
2 – Add yogurt and extracts; pulse until desired consistency.
3 – Stir in Mascarpone.
4 – Serve with additional sliced fruit for dipping. Store leftover dip in airtight container up to 3 days in refrigerator.
Makes 2 3/4 cups.

Variation: For winter fruit dip, prepare as above using fruits available in winter. Consider combining tangerines and dried cherries, apples with cinnamon, or oranges and grapefruit. When choosing citrus, you may wish to increase honey.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/appetizer/summer_fruit_dip_recipe.html

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Diner Griddle Cakes  

May 24, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is Diner Griddle Cakes. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing All Purpose Flour, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Granulated Sugar, Salt, Eggs, Vanilla Yogurt, and Buttermilk. No Meat needed to start the day with this week’s recipe. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe  needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021!  https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Diner Griddle Cakes
The vanilla yogurt and buttermilk contributes to the tenderness of these pancakes as well as giving them a subtle sourdough-like flavor that goes well with butter and warm maple syrup.

Recipe Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoons baking soda
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoons salt
2 large eggs
1 cup vanilla yogurt
2 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 to 4 tablespoons butter to grease griddle

Cooking Directions:
1 – In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt; set aside.
2 – In a small bowl, beat eggs; add yogurt and mix well. Stir in buttermilk and melted butter.
3 – Pour liquid ingredients into dry ingredients all at once and whisk just until moistened.
4 – Heat griddle and 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat (300ºF / 150ºC for electric griddle).
5 – Pour 1/4 cup batter into griddle for each pancake. Cook 2 to 3 minutes until underside is golden, then flip. Cook 3 to 4 minutes more, until center springs back when gently pressed. Use additional butter, if necessary to prepare remaining batter.

Makes 24 pancakes.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/breakfast/diner_griddle_cakes_recipe.html

Cantaloupe Cooler

August 20, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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I’ve got another Refreshing Summer Dessert/Drink to pass along, Cantaloupe Cooler. This one is made using Cantaloupe, Vanilla Yogurt, Lemon Juice, Nutra Sweet, and Cinnamon. Beat the Heat! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Cantaloupe Cooler
Full of the flavors of in-season, juicy cantaloupes, this refreshing drink is ready in just 5 minutes!

Yield: 1 serving
Serving size: 1 cooler
Preparation time: 5 minutes

Ingredients
1 cup cubed cantaloupe
1/2 cup nonfat, no-sugar-added vanilla yogurt
1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
1 packet NutraSweet
Dash cinnamon

Directions
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 108 calories, Carbohydrates: 20 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: <1 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Sodium: 128 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/beverages/cantaloupe-cooler/

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Banana-Berry Smoothie Recipe for Diabetics

July 2, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in dessert, diabetes, diabetes friendly | Leave a comment
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I have a 2nd Smoothie to pass along for everyone, Banana-Berry Smoothie Recipe for Diabetics. This one is made using Ice Cubes, Banana, Blueberries, Vanilla Yogurt, and Skim Milk. Easy to Make and Delicious to drink! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Banana-Berry Smoothie Recipe for Diabetics
You only need five minutes and five ingredients to whip up this refreshing drink!

Ingredients
Preparation time: 5 minutes

1 cup ice cubes
1 medium banana (approximately 6 inches long), sliced and frozen
1/2 cup frozen blueberries (not thawed)
1 container (8 ounces) nonfat, artificially sweetened vanilla yogurt
1/4 cup skim milk

Directions
Yield: 2 1/2 servings
Serving size: 1 cup

1 – Place ice cubes at the bottom of the blender and add banana slices, blueberries, yogurt, and milk. Cover and blend in pulses until smooth, stopping frequently to stir down the ice. Serve right away. Freeze leftovers in an airtight, microwave-safe container and thaw in the microwave until slushy.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 138 calories, Carbohydrates: 28 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: <1 g, Sodium: 80 mg, Fiber: 3 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/beverages/banana-berry-smoothie/

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